Sell Your Science - Best Practices for Developing an Effective Non-Confidential Pitch Deck

Mar 23 2016

It can be tricky to communicate the full potential of your discoveries without spilling the secret sauce. Join us every other week for sessions on learning the tricks of the trade in preparing a non-confidential deck and executive summary. Experts of the craft will share practical tips on becoming more effective in communicating your story to Angel investors and VCs, increasing your chances of successful fundraising.

David Franklin | Co-Founder and Managing Director, Houston Health Ventures
David has over 10 years of experience in business management consulting, corporate strategy, operations, marketing, business development, sales, and venture capital. He currently serves as Executive Vice President at Consumer Media Network (CMN), LLC, a lead generation company.
Previously, David was Co-founder and Managing Partner at DCF Ventures, LLC. DCFV provided feasibility analyses, market analyses, company incorporation, university licensing, startup consulting, interim management, grant writing, and fundraising services. In this role, David also served as CEO pro tem for CytoScale Diagnostics, LLC, RadMit Pharma, LLC and FloVision, LLC.
At DaVita, Inc. David served as a Corporate Strategy Associate where he formulated market growth and strategic operations plans, led the national clinical outcomes team for @Home, increased IT and clinical research resources and created new clinical reports/scoring. He also acted as Interim VP of Marketing for @Home. Prior to DaVita, David was a Business Management Consultant at Accenture.
David holds his MBA from UCLA Anderson where he was a Venture Capital, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), and Technology and Innovation Partners (TIP) fellow. David received his B.S.E. in Bio-Medical & Electrical Engineering with minors in Economics & Chemistry from Duke University. David was also part of Devil's Delivery Service, Inc., a food delivery business owned by 42 student shareholders generating over $850K in annual revenues. David was elected to Comptroller, CFO, and CEO positions and was responsible for increasing profitability 30% as CEO. David completed internships at Siemens AG; General Electric Co. (US Patent #6,789,427 Phased Array Ultrasound); and Procter & Gamble Co.
David enjoys water and snow skiing, golf, and flying remote control airplanes.
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11:30 AM | Registration, Networking and Lunch*
12:00 PM | Presentation
12:45 PM | Q&A
1:00 PM | Program Close

*Light food & beverage provided

Who should attend:
This workshop is ideal for inventors in academic centers and hospitals, and early stage healthcare start-ups in the pharma, medical device, consumer health and digital innovation areas.

There is no cost to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required.

John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J
Houston, TX 77021

Parking Information:
Please park in the self parking areas of the McGovern Campus. Grab a Token at the gate and bring it to the event space. We encourage carpooling and using the TMC shuttles.